DSU Students gathered Thursday, September 12, at the basketball courts to celebrate Delaware State Hornets Football Team, as they prepare to go head to head with Lincoln University in the year’s first home game.
To start off the pep rally, The Approaching Storm Marching Band, came in with an uproar of sound. Starting at the Education and Humanities building, they made their way to the basketball courts, everyone in sync, chanting “Here comes the hornets!”
With both the DSU’s Sweet 16 and D’Elegace dance team performing alongside the band, their energy was unmatched. They performed well- rehearsed dance routines to go with the songs played by the band.
The band performed 3 songs before head coach of the Hornets football team, Rod Milstead, came to thank those in the crowd for coming to show their support and spoke highly of his team. He called out a few players, two of those he announced as Special Teams Captains, Trey Grossand Christian Johnson.
When asked to address the crowd, Trey Gross stated, “I want to thank all of y’all for coming out we appreciate it… we ‘gon get this dub for y’all.” Following his statement, Christian Johnson came up and said, “come out and support us on Saturday… thank y’all for all of your support.”
Coach Milstead said, “this season, the football team will have 7 home games, so you’ll have a few chances to go out to a game and show your support for the team. We want you to join us this Saturday, September 14th, when we play against Lincoln University. He added that, “our next home game is the Homecoming Game, Saturday September 21st against Howard University. That’s a game you don’t want to miss!”
Towards the end of the pep rally a member of the Equestrianteam, Eva Epstein, came up to announce their open house. “All is welcome to meet us on our farm in Felton, Delaware from 5-7pm to see more of what our team is really about.”
As of 2018, theEquestrian team here at DSU is holding the No. 8 spot in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings–their highest national ranking team in history.
Closing out, the band performed one more song before marching from the courts back to the Education and Humanities building.